Thursday, October 30, 2014
The events of the play take place at the end of the tenth century A.D in Andalusia, at the palace of Al-Zahra in Qortuba, to be exact. The play highlights the most important political and dramatic events that occurred during and after the reign of the Umayyad Caliph Al-Mustansir Billah, the ninth in the Ummaya line in Andalusia. Under his rule, the sciences were said to have flourished and the largest library in the world at the time was built in Cordoba.
The play tells the story of Soboh Al-Bashkinsiya, the chambermaid of Caliph Al-Mustansir, who also became his lover, companion and advisor, as well as the mother of his son, Prince Hisham. A brilliant and ambitious tutor and guardian named Mohammed Ben Abi Al-Amer is appointed for the prince and here is where our tale begins.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
|BSK student Abdulrahman Fares is an expert in Wushu-Kungfu, |
having already won several high-level competitions.
|Abdulrahman competed in the 5th World Junior Wushu Championships|
in Turkey in March 2014 and came eighth, even with a torn muscle!
|October 2014: The Sixth World Traditional Wushu Championships|
in China. Abdulrahman was placed fourth in Taijiquan
and gained a bronze medal in Taijijian (sword).
LWDLIK - Well done Abdulrahman.
Only in New York.
Photo courtesy of Mr Ferrarii.
You don't know Mr Ferrarii? Mr Ferrarii is a cab driver in NYC, who I found on Humans of New York Facebook page. HONY is one of the most fascinating pages you will find on FB.
Mr Ferrarii's story:
"So get this. I'm driving down Park Avenue one day and this guy waves for me, so I pull over and I ask him where he's going. He tells me 74th street, and I tell him that's too far for me, because my shift just ended, so he says 'thanks anyway' and walks away. But then I think about it, and I start feeling bad for the guy, cause hey-- I got a conscience. So I call him back to the cab and tell him to hop in. And he gets in the car all excited, all animated, and he's talking about all these things. But he's got his cap pulled down way over his eyes, so I can't see who it is. But pretty soon I start to recognize his voice. And when we get to a light, I turn to him, and I look him in the eye, and I scream: "WIIIIIIILLLSSSSSOOOOOOON!!!" And that really got him. He started laughing hard. He sees that I've got this Ferrari hat on, and a Ferrari shirt too, so he starts calling me 'Mr. Ferrari.' The whole ride, he keeps calling me 'Mr. Ferrari.' So after we get to his destination, we snap a quick photo, and he goes on his way. And I think that's it. But that's not it, cause get this. Over the next few weeks, I just happen to randomly pick up people that know him. People who have acted with him before, people who work with him. And every time, I tell them: 'Tell Mr. Hanks that Mr. Ferrari says 'hello.'" Every time I say that. Then one day I'm driving, and I get a text from one of the people that I'd driven, and it says: 'Mr. Hanks wants to invite you to see his Broadway show.' So I bring my lady to the show, and we get to go backstage and everything, and after the show, we're waiting for him in his dressing room, and he walks in and screams: 'Mr. Ferrari!' Can you believe that story? And you wanna know the craziest thing? The name of his show was 'Lucky Guy.' How crazy is that? Cause that was me. A lucky guy!"
LWDLIK - Ya gotta love New York, Tom Hanks and all the incredible people of NYC. They are what makes NYC a great city.
Kuwait has something kinda cute going on with a similar Facebook page Kuwait in a 1000 words hope it gains momentum as it really opens your eyes up to what other people are coping with. Seems to make us more.....human.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The best dancers in Kuwait gathered at Cozmo Spraybox for the first of many all styles dance battle. All dancers were given a random song and limited time to show what they can do in a solo performance. The final 16 chosen will compete in the finals tonight at Spray Box in Shaab Park at Cozmo Spraybox in the Cozmo Football Fields. Come check out the top 16 dancers battling one another in Kuwait's first ever graffiti park!
Music: Edamame - Cold Floors
Video courtesy of tjcfilms2011.
LWDLIK - I have a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart watching this. Kuwait, you've come a long way baby. Listen to your young people they will lead the way.
31/10/2014 at 2:00 PM
Following the tremendous success of the past three years, Red Bull Car Park Drift is returning to Kuwait! Once again this year, the one-of-a-kind drifting spectacle and exhilarating performances are taking over Kuwait!
Come out and see who will be crowned the Kuwaiti King of Drift in one of the most amazing motor sport events that the region has ever seen.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Tamara Abdulhadi is an internationally exhibited artist and photojournalist who is interested in social justice and deconstructing stereotypes. She has worked as a photojournalist and photo editor at Reuters and the New York Times and her work has been published in The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. She co-founded Rawiya, a collective of photographers from the Middle East.